Which leads me to share my favourite place: our land in the woods. This is a place fought for, desired, and loved, and this is what life in the woods means to me:
- Freedom from traffic and the distractions
- A quiet and authentic life
- Self-sufficiency and dependence on God
- Time to think, feel, and WRITE!
- Being surrounded by beauty
- Learning about nature and wildlife
- Opportunity to stop chasing the dollar
....poetry set in motion by the firm spokes of reality
....bliss trickling down the crevices of inconvenience and loneliness ...
...surrounded by trees that envelope you, almost suffocate you.
...Feeling sometimes closed in and sometimes like you could fly for miles.
It is living with green giants who keep you warm in the winter, block the wind in the storm, cool your house in the summer and every day, fill your lungs with life-giving oxygen.
It is walking with the knowledge that a bear, or a wolf could jump out at any time, and walking anyway. It is bugs, and dirt and twigs and grass.
Mushrooms, leaves, pine cones, moths, mosquitoes ... Well water, woodstove, long driveway, big yard.
It is far from perfect. There are inconveniences, repairs to be done...things are not easy, like:
...No 7-11 if you run out of milk at 10 at night
...Using half a tank of gas just to go to Walmart
...Paying a fortune for Internet because the trees get in the way of your reception
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